Trillium decumbens

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Trillium decumbens
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Apparently Secure (NatureServe)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Melanthiaceae
Genus: Trillium
Species: T. decumbens
Binomial name
Trillium decumbens
Harb., 1902

Trillium decumbens, the trailing wakerobin[2] or trailing trillium, is a perennial wildflower which blooms from mid-March to April. Unlike most other trilliums, its stems grow along the ground rather than standing upright, so that the plant appears to rest on the ground. Its leaves are mottled green and bronze, overlaid with silver, dying back early in the season. The flowers are dark maroon or purple. After flowering, it bears a dark purple berry.

It is native to southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia and Alabama, growing in deciduous woodlands.


  1. ^ "Trillium decumbens". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved May 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Trillium decumbens". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

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